The annual "Booze It & Lose It" campaign recently got underway on Aug. 19 here in Tennessee. Numerous local law enforcement agencies team up with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office to increase police presence on the roadways in order to discourage and stop people from driving under the influence. Between now and Labor Day, DUI charges could rise across the state and the nation.
Tennessee participates in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's nationwide campaign in an attempt to lower the number of alcohol-related fatalities in the state. In all of 2015, crashes involving a drunk driver cost 239 people their lives. So far in 2016, 118 people have already suffered the same fate.